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The Blue Owl - Home of the Levee High Apple Pie

~ The Eclipse is Coming to Kimmswick! ~

In just a little over a month, we will experience a once in a lifetime, spectacular event. A total eclipse of the sun is coming on August 21, 2017; the moon will completely cover the sun. According to NASA, those in the path of totality will be able to see the sun’s...

~ Favorite Comfort Foods ~

Happy July, friends! I hope that you enjoyed your Independence Day celebrations, and that they were filled with great fun and delicious food. Did you know that July has many other fun and offbeat holidays to enjoy? In fact, the whole month is designated Ice Cream...

~ Welcome Summer! ~

Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape…”  To Kill a Mockingbird Summer is officially here, friends! Today...

~ A Strawberry Treat ~

We simply had a wonderful time this past weekend at the annual Strawberry Festival here in Kimmswick. Thank you so very much to everyone who came to visit our charming little town! Thank you to all the people of Kimmswick, who worked hard to make this event happen,...

~ 2017 Strawberry Festival ~

Are you dreaming of strawberry pie and strawberry jam? Does your mouth water at the thought of salads, sundaes, cakes, and more topped with those bright, delicious red berries that make their appearance around this time of year? Very soon, the town of Kimmswick will...

~ Happy Mother’s Day ~

Happy May, friends! If April showers bring May flowers, then we should expect an abundance of blooms coming soon. We have certainly experienced our fair share of rain, and many of our local areas dealt with flooding issues. We are thankful that all is well here at The...

~ Random Acts of Kindness ~

My friends, family and followers know well that I am a committed to “paying it forward” at every opportunity. There is so much in my life, both personally and professionally, for which I am grateful. I have dreamed big dreams and I have seen so many of them come true...

~ Exciting News ~

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Friends, I am so excited to announce that The Blue Owl was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal! That’s right, our famous Levee High Apple Pie® appears in The Wall Street Journal Spring 50. You’re familiar with The WSJ, of...

~ A Treasured Recipe ~

Happy March, friends! February came and went quickly, and spring is right around the corner. Last week, St. Louis and many other areas celebrated Mardi Gras. Did you know that St. Louis has the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the nation, second only to New...

~ Working Women’s Survival Show ~

The Ultimate Girls’ Day Out is almost here! This weekend, the Working Women’s Survival Show comes to the St. Charles Convention Center, and ladies all over the area are very excited. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the WWSS. Nearly 400 exhibitors will gather,...

~ Valentine’s Day ~

It’s February, and love is in the air! In just one week, couples everywhere will be celebrating Valentine's Day with cards, flowers, sweets, and special dates. I can’t wait to celebrate with my sweet Valentine, of course. Jerry and I have been together since 1985. We...

What Your Favorite Blue Owl Meal Says About You

Recently, I asked folks on Facebook what Blue Owl meal they would choose if they had to eat the same meal for the rest of the year. What great fun our Facebook followers are! Many joined in, with quite a few different answers. I started thinking about all the...

~ Your Recipe for 2017 ~

In my last blog of 2016, I shared a wonderful recipe. I hope it added a great taste to your New Year celebration. Now that 2017 is underway, and many folks are diving head first into their resolutions, I have another recipe to share. Instead of resolutions, I have put...

A Recipe for the New Year

Another wonderful Christmas season has come and gone! I hope that you spent your holiday time surrounded by those you love, enjoying good food and great company. I am grateful for another year of celebration here in Kimmswick. As 2016 comes to an end, many of you will...

Naughty or Nice?

We had such a wonderful time at Dinner with Santa on December 9 here at The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery! Many sweet little children enjoyed dinner, treats, activities, and time with their favorite jolly elf. I was blessed to spend a little time talking with St. Nick...

~ Better Baking ~

Another wonderful Thanksgiving and now we head full steam into the Christmas season. I want to pause and let you know how very grateful I am for all of you; my dear family, friends, Blue Owl family, Kimmswick community, and extended connections all over the world! For...

~ Your Holiday Table ~

Happy November, friends! Halloween has passed, as has the amazing Apple Butter Festival. Thank you so much to all who came out to visit our charming town. We had a wonderful time! There is simply nothing like the smell of freshly made apple butter filling the air....